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September 21, 2017
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Physicians can learn about eye cancers and treatments at Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology Seminar (SEOP)


(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host the seventh annual Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology Seminar (SEOP) on Friday, Sept. 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program will begin with the Calhoun Lecture, given by Jerry Shields, MD, co-director of ocular oncology services at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Shields will speak on “Expanding clinical spectrum of ocular melanocytomas.”


“Dr. Shields established the ocular oncology service at Wills Eye Hospital more than 40 years ago,” says SEOP host Hans Grossniklaus, MD, MBA, interim vice chair of Emory Eye Center and founding director of the Eye Center’s ocular oncology and pathology service. “He has a wealth of knowledge about clinical ocular oncology that can help any practicing ophthalmologist.”

SEOP attendees learn about signs, symptoms, and clinical findings in ocular cancers that general ophthalmologists and ocular oncologists might see. “This helps attendees learn what steps to take and what treatment options are available when they see these patients,” Grossniklaus explains.

The meeting combines updates on the latest ocular oncology research and discussion of clinical management of ocular oncology patients. Attendees are invited to bring information about some of their own cases to SEOP. During the conference, they can present to the group and get expert opinions on diagnosis and treatment.

Grossniklaus and several other Emory Eye Center faculty members (G. Baker Hubbard, MD; Jill Wells, MD; and Ted Wojno, MD) will serve as moderators during the case presentations.

“We began SEOP in 2010 in order to benefit the ophthalmology community in the Southeastern United States,” Grossniklaus says. “It gives attendees the opportunity to gather opinions and advice from the world’s leaders in ocular oncology and pathology.”

For more information about SEOP or to register, visit


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